Oct 17 - 20 2024


4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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LEAF Festival

What is LEAF Festival?!

LEAF Festival is an intergenerational family and friend gathering upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning array of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education and family engagement.

WORLD CHANGERS: Year of the Artivists
What does World Changing mean to YOU?

In 2024, we celebrate the extraordinary global citizens who not only create art but also champion causes that resonate with the heartbeat of humanity. These are the voices that echo in the halls of change, the hands that paint the canvas of a better tomorrow. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

Our journey with World Changers is more than just an exhibition of talent; it is a call to action. It is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. As we delve into the lives and works of these remarkable individuals, let us be inspired to become active participants in the story of our global community.

Join us at LEAF Global Arts as we celebrate these trailblazers who dare to dream and act for a world that uplifts every voice, honors every story, and cherishes every life. Together, let’s continue this season of learning, growing, and transforming the world, one song, one story, one step at a time.”
— Otto Vazquez, LEAF Performing Arts Coordinator

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Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.